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iLLBiLLY HiTEC: King Size Dub Special - Overdubbed by Dub Pistols

Out of us over! The iLLBiLLY HiTECs give up. What a pity. The world needs good reggae bands who are keen to experiment and play, who don't care about narrow genre boundaries and orthodox style theory, bands who succeed in sharing the energy of 90ies dancehall Dub and electronics that really get going and produce real party music - without switching off claim and intelligence. In short: iLLBiLLY HiTEC is disbanding and has earned an official obituary in the form of a best-of album - and that is exactly what gives them "King Size Dub Special: iLLBiLLY HiTEC (Overdubbed by Dub Pistols)“Our favorite Hamburg label Echo Beach. Since there are only three real albums of the iLLBiLLYs, the King Size represents Dub Spechial edition with no less than 21 tracks represents a considerable part of the total oeuvre of the German band. There are also a number of instrumental and DubVersions, which makes the whole thing interesting for us too. I have to admit, the first time I listened to it, I was a bit stressed by the album's overwhelming energy, but the longer it ran, the more I liked it. In the past few weeks, I've always clicked it when I needed a good mood boost. What can I say: it worked every time. Catchy melodies, smart arrangements, clever sampling, powerful up-tempo beats and the ingenious dramaturgy of the sampler cannot fail. I also love the good old jungle beats that are interspersed here as an intermediate sprint. And the three Dubmatix mixes are terrific again anyway. Oh yes, almost forgot: all the tracks were from the Londoners Dub Pistols overdubbed. I have Original and Overdubb not compared with the magnifying glass, but I can't help but get the impression that the pistols fired with a rather small caliber.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

2 responses to “iLLBiLLY HiTEC: King Size Dub Special - Overdubbed by Dub Pistols "

Greetings,

even if I'm not making any friends now, but this toothless has little to do with reggae and even less Dub to do. I really encounter many music genres openly and always try to approach "strange music" without prejudice. But this king size Dub Thing robs me of the last nerve, unfortunately I don't feel anything from “good mood boost”. For me it is much more surprising that the protagonists were able to hold out on the market for 10 years. The fact that it is over now fills me with indifference rather than sadness. I'm sorry to have to say that, but I won't miss anything. Allegedly, Aldubb have mixed - where please?
Sorry ... I have no words.

Now that something is written here, I'll just write something about it. Although I'm still at the point where René was initially. I'm a little to a bit stressed by the overflowing energy of this album, so I quickly ticked it off. So far, I hadn't felt the need to rethink this hook. I also think it's funny that René gave the boys exactly the same nickname as me. The "iLLbillys".
It must have been about 10 years ago that I actually found one of them good. I have "East To The West" on a pretty old riddim CD and I actually put it on now and then. But not to get in a good mood, only when I'm already in a good mood. I like the version on the riddim cd a lot better than this one. So far I've only really skimmed it and a few tunes go in the direction of “East To The West.” There is also a certain amount of “Hotteschmalz” there that I would definitely shake off my feet. If the disc is also available again for n'appel and n'ei, like with King Size Dub usual, I'll probably get it, although I don't have a DubFeeling because there is a lot of talk on the disc. If that’s spoken here towards DubPoetry, I might rather than Dub accept but that's how it is in the first place
Line party music for a young audience. It doesn't have to be a bad thing, but I don't go to parties that often anymore.

The “iLLibiLLys” never seem to have had any other claim on themselves than to produce party music.

That shouldn't be a criticism, but as a reason for the fact that I can't fully celebrate it, it has to be enough.

Greetings ……………… lemmi

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